Charles, Bruce, Curt, Albert, Ike, James, Paul W, Shaun, Dan, Steve and I rode the creek starting at the NW corner of town and went south for several miles. The conditions on the ice were great and a bright moon with a full moon dog was a bonus. Riding the creek is a goood way to feel dissoriented, get a new perspective of the prairies, slog through drifts and reeds and have a F’n awesome time. We took the gravel roads back to the clubhouse where Bruce won the sprint with Charles taking the silver. Duke and David joined us for the meeting where minutes included: summer road ride-a-thon, ABES spring road/mountain camping weekend, my new rusty fork is perfect – my quick release is troublesome, throngs of Jets fans in Tampa Bay as the Jets win, Shaun has not smoked 2300+ cigarettes and continues to be ornery, Sam Gagner gets 4 goals, 4 assists in an 8-4 win - named 1st, 2nd and 3rd star of the game, new bikes a’comin: Bruce’s 52” wheel unicycle, Curt’s 48” wheel pennyfarthing, and Duke’s Jamis Aurora Elite, Barn Cross goodness included beer time bonuses, the whoops (oh shit oh shit oh shit), jumps, crashes and riding crops, “two-spirited” (not a religious thing), popcorn farts, San Jose is broke, Niakwa burgers (could be a religious thing), and Ike is still a trooper. Good times. JS
Sweet Cheryl Koop and I are going to try to cycle to Rosenfeld via the creek Saturday at 1pm. Feel free to join us. Post or call if you're coming.
Best winter ever. JS